Pentagon task force on Afghan reconstruction wasted millions: Report

Pentagon task force on Afghan reconstruction wasted millions: Report

The Pentagon task force overseeing millions in U.S.-funded reconstruction dollars for Afghanistan was plagued by organizational shortfalls, inadequate or non-existent records of ongoing projects and an overall lack of strategy that led to the waste of millions in American taxpayer funds on failed projects, a key government watchdog group claims. In its new review of […]

How defense dollars are wasted on security assistance

How defense dollars are wasted on security assistance

From NCPA The House and Senate versions of the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act would give the Pentagon greater control over security assistance to other countries — oversight now generally reserved to the State Department. A larger issue than the administration of funds, however, is that current security assistance programs are ineffective and […]

Meet the bounty hunter who is blowing the whistle on Medicare

Meet the bounty hunter who is blowing the whistle on Medicare

By James Varney / American Media Institute Tucked into an office park is a man who could save taxpayers billions—if the government wanted him to. Chris Mucke is a recovery audit contractor—a bounty hunter, some would call him—tasked with clawing back improper spending in the prescription drug program for older Americans. However, Washington really doesn’t want […]

Auditor: CMS was ‘passive’ in preventing fraud in administering Obamacare

Auditor: CMS was ‘passive’ in preventing fraud in administering Obamacare

By Ali Meyer / Washington Free Beacon The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services was “passive” in its approach to identifying and preventing fraud in administering Obamacare, according to testimony from the Government Accountability Office. According to the report, the agency must verify an individual’s application information to determine he or she is eligible for health […]